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Navigating Labour and Delivery in Canada as a Non-Canadian Patient: What You Need to Know Without an OHIP Card

UNDERSTANDING YOUR MATERNITY CARE COSTS Hello there, Congratulations on your pregnancy! We're thrilled to be a part of this special journey with you. As you prepare for the arrival of your little one, we want to make sure you're well-informed about the financial aspects of your maternity care. Please note that these fees may change without prior notice. LABOUR AND DELIVERY PACKAGE: $6500 Let's start with the basics. Our labour and delivery package ($6500) is designed to cover all the essentials, ensuring you receive top-notch care during this significant time. From the moment you arrive at the hospital to the delivery of your precious baby, this package includes it all. Plus, you'll have access to three triage hospital visits to address any concerns along the way. The comprehensive fee of 6500$ includes: 1. Labour and delivery including oxytocin fee 2. Three triage visits 3. Up to 10 antenatal visits and 1 postpartum visit PRENATAL VISITS: YOUR CHECK-IN MOMENTS Throughout your pregnancy, we'll be here to support you every step of the way. Our prenatal visits are like check-in moments where we get to see how you and your baby are doing. Your comprehensive fee above (6500$), includes up to 10 antenatal visits and one postpartum visit. Any extra visits are prices at 100$ per visit. ADDITIONAL TRIAGE VISITS: EXTRA SUPPORT WHEN YOU NEED IT We hope everything goes smoothly, but sometimes unexpected situations arise. If you find yourself needing more than three triage hospital visits during your pregnancy, there's a fee of $350 for each additional visit. Rest assured, our team will be right there by your side, providing the care you need. ANESTHESIA FEES: COMFORT AND SAFETY FOR YOU We understand that comfort and safety are paramount during labor and delivery. That's why we offer anesthesia services to help manage any discomfort and ensure a smooth delivery process. Here's a breakdown of the fees for different anesthesia procedures: - Epidural: $1200 - Elective Caesarean Section (Monday to Friday, 8 am to 4 pm): $1200 - Unscheduled caesarean Section: $2000 - Forceps Delivery (without caesarean Section): $1000 - Forceps Delivery (with caesarean Section): $2200 - Repair of Obstetric Laceration in Operating Room: $800 - Operating Room Intervention for Retained Placenta or Postpartum Bleeding: $2000 And if you choose to pay by credit card, there's a small additional fee of 2.75%. But don't worry, you'll receive a receipt from the anesthesiologist for your records. ACCOMMODATION IN HOSPITAL: YOUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME When it comes to where you'll be staying during your hospital stay, we offer a range of options to suit your preferences and needs: - Ward (3-4 beds per room): $2700/day - Semi-private (2 beds per room): $2965/day - Private (1 bed per room): $3020/day - Critical Care: $4000/day - Labour and Delivery (for newborns): $1400/day - Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU): $2200/day OTHER POTENTIAL COSTS It's important to note that while our package covers a lot, there are a few things it doesn't include: - Emergency room visits - Triage room visits exceeding three during pregnancy - MFM (High-risk) consultation and follow-ups (billed directly by MFM staff) - NICU admission, consultation, and ongoing fees We're here to help guide you through this journey and answer any questions you may have along the way. Please don't hesitate to reach out to us if you need anything at all. Wishing you all the best on this incredible adventure ahead! Warm regards, Dr. Fady Shehata  MBBCh./M.Sc./FRCSC General Obstetrician, Gynecologist, and UrogynecologistFemale Pelvic Medicine & Reconstructive Surgeon Address:  101 – 3420 Major Mackenzie Drive West, Woodbridge, Ontario, L4H 4J6 Tel:  647-250-7322        Fax: 1-855-955-3905 Email: dr.shehata.office@mackenziehealth.ca

Navigating Labour and Delivery in Canada as a Non-Canadian Patient: What You Need to Know Without an OHIP Card
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